Henry de Lea
- Born: Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Unknown
- Died: After 1212, Lea, Lancashire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 824
Warin de Lancaster was a cadet of the first dynasty of Lancasters, barons of Kendal. Henry, son of Warin, had a grant, 1 John, and a confirmation, 7 John, of Rauenesmeles, Aynolnesdale, Uplichlond, Le franseis, and rents in Preston. According to Kuerden's MS., he granted to Richard son of Geoffrey, all his lands in Lea. In the Testa de Neville it is found, "Henr. de Lea tenet sex caruc' de d'no per cartam d'ni Regis, et soluet inde xx. solid' per annum. Warinus pater eius dedit inde Abbati de Cockersand quartam parten unius bouate in elemosyna."
Henry left two sons, John, who succeeded and Richard.
~The Coucher Book, Or Chartulary, of Whalley Abbey, Vol. II, footnote, pp. 496-7
• Background Information. 913
Henry II granted French Lea among other manors to Warine de Lancaster to hold by the service of falconer, [Pipe Roll of 1185/6; Farrer, Lancs. Pipe R. 60] and this was confirmed between 1190 and 1194 by John Count of Mortain to Warine's son Henry de Lea [Farrer, op. cit. 432]. A further confirmation or renewal was granted in 1199 after John had become king [Chart. R. (Rec. Com.), 26]. In 1207 the king obtained Henry's manors of Liverpool and Uplitherland in exchange for English Lea, and the service thenceforward to be rendered was a payment of 20s. yearly instead of falconry [Cal. Rot. Chart. (Rec. Com.), 171]. The two Leas were thus united under one lordship and have so remained. In 1212 accordingly Henry de Lea was recorded as holding in all six plough-lands by the king's charter and rendering 20s. [ Lancs. Inq. and Extents (Rec. Soc. Lancs, and Ches.), i, 21]
'Townships: Lea, Ashton, Ingol and Cottam', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 7, pp. 129-137